Wrap Up

Hi!! I finally got back around to catching up. Sorry I have been MIA again! Christmas is in full effect here. Shopping, wrapping, and parties have been keeping us busy. My shopping is done (for the 10th time or so😂) I just can’t pass up some of these sales.

We also have family coming home next week and a few birthdays before Christmas. So I may still be MIA for a little longer.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the books I actually managed to finish!!!

I received this ebook from Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for my honest review.

This book was a roller coaster. I wanted the love between them to invest me and it didn’t. It was just placed in the background. I wanted to care about the characters and I didn’t.

It wasn’t a bad book at all. I just felt it was kind of all over the place. Nothing was really gone over in depth. There were so many major relationships that just kind of skimmed the surface.

This was an interesting murder mystery. People trapped in a bed and breakfast in the woods in a snowstorm, count me in. I definitely didn’t know who the killer was and it kept me guessing. Shari creates stories that put you out of your element and make you question everyone around you😂

I received a copy of this from Netgalley and Harlequin Teen in exchange for my honest review.

Omg! Where to start? This book gave me all the feels. It is such a deep book and the trauma of what one decision does to a family. My heart broke for the main characters of this story who were going through the same thing from different angles. I don’t want to give too much away, but this was so good. Abigail tore my heart out and made a new fan in me. I immediately ordered her other 2 books!

I borrowed this with my Amazon Prime. If you aren’t taking advantage of this, you should. This was so cute and fluffy and I couldn’t put it down! Chase was adorable and so was their romance. I can’t wait to read more from Sariah!!

And last but not least….

@iamheatherblair I couldn’t help myself. I had to finish it.

Jace…sweet Jace. Why can’t you catch a break?? Stay away from evil Jonathan. I just want you to be happy with Clary😭

Simon still makes me happy and I am glad he solved his women trouble. I am also happy Luke and Jocelyn get a happy moment.

What are you guys reading? What are your Christmas plans? Miss you all and hope to be more regular soon😍

My (last few) Weeks In Review

Hi everyone!!

I am so sorry I have been MIA lately. I have been so busy and sometimes life gets in the way.

I am so excited it is finally December!! Christmas is my favorite and I am enjoying everything Christmas right now. My tree is up, shopping is almost done, and Christmas movies are on most nights.

My reading has been a little slower as I am currently in the middle of 2 different series and added a few others in as well.

Here are the books I have finished since I chatted last:

I finally jumped on this bandwagon and I am so glad I did! Why did you guys let me leave these On my shelves for years???

I adore Jace and Clary and am so glad they finally figured out they aren’t siblings. And Simon is just adorable.

I am still undecided which book to read next. Everyone says to go with Clockwork Angel but I don’t know if my OCD will allow it.

Another bandwagon I am fully on board. This is so much fun. It is still very Twilighty but I dig it!

I crack up every time Daemon calls Blake by a different name.

I received a copy of this From Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for my honest review.

This book had a cute storyline but it just wasn’t my type of book. The characters are older and the language is different than what I am used to, but still not a bad read.

The mystery was fun.

See you all next time!

(Hopefully it won’t be so long)

Review: My Favorite Half-night Stand

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I received a copy of this ebook from Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for my honest review.

This was my first book by Christina Lauren and I was thrilled to be able to review it. I have heard such wonderful things about her books.

The story follows Millie and her friends who are all professors at a college. They have a wonderful friendship and spend lots of time together. Millie has a crush on her friend Reid and he has one on her as well. Neither of them seem to understand their feelings for each other and try to ignore them.

The professors have a party they must attend and are looking for dates. As they are all single they sign up on a dating app. Surprise, surprise Millie and Reid are a match. They begin to chat online, but Reid doesn’t know its Millie because she used a different name.

I wanted to love this book. I just felt the main character was hard to get in touch with. She was very private and hard to understand at times. The book is also very short, so it seemed a little rushed. It was not a bad book, but just did not wow me either. I have higher hopes for Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating and Roomies, both of which I own.

Have you read it? What did you think?

It is available to buy on December 4th

Get to Know Me Questions from Facebook

So, I saw this on Facebook and thought hmmm… this sounds fun. Then it occurred to me, why not do it on the blog? It’s fun to learn little things about my friends. Let’s see if any of you agree😊

Questions:

1. What’s your middle name? Nichole

2. Last time you cried? Not a big crier

3. What’s your favorite pizza? Pepperoni

4. Favorite flower? Roses

5. Favorite season? Fall and Summer

6. Do you like to camp? Not really

7. Untie your shoes when taking them off? Nope

8. Rollercoaster? Absolutely not

9. Favorite ice cream? Butter Pecan

10. Favorite thing to do? Spend time with my family

11. Shorts or jeans? Jeans

12. Country or rock? Both

13. Favorite Color? Blue or green

14. Tattoos? No

15. Color hair? It depends lol

16. Color of eyes? Blue

17. Favorite thing to eat? Chicken and Dumplins and chocolate gravy and biscuits

18. Favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Beer or wine? Wine

20. Night owl or morning person? Neither??

21. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

22. Do you have a nickname? No

23. Three people who will do this:

Noly Heather Ann

Lizbie

Blog Tour: A Christmas Date

I received a copy of this ebook as a part of Rachel‘s Book Tour. Thank you so much to Rachel and Camilla! This has been my favorite Christmas Romance of the Year!!

Nikki is a Christmas Grinch. She is single on one of the happiest holidays of the year. She is a career woman and very busy. One day her sister, Julia, invites her to lunch, where she tells her she is engaged to Paul, who is Nikki’s friend and the guy she is in love with. Julia is taking Paul home for Christmas to meet the family. Nikki can’t think of a worse time.

After some advice from a coworker, she decides to hire an actor to play her boyfriend when she goes home to her parents. She hires a guy who is just like her sister’s dream man, just to spite her. He turns out to be gorgeous, caring and kind.

Over the trip, Nikki and Diego fall in love with each other, but a major fight with Nikki and her sister ends with Paul and Diego overhearing why the women were originally with them. Paul breaks off the engagement and leaves. Nikki realizes she doesn’t really love Paul, but that she is in love with Diego. She leaves to go find Paul to bring him back for Julia. Diego misunderstands and leaves before she returns.

Love seems to come when you least expect it. This was a such a fun book and it was cute to see how it played out. If you are looking for a cute, sweet Christmas story, give this one a try.

By far my favorite Christmas story of the year!!!

Blog Tour: Painting Blue Water

I am so honored to be a part of this blog tour for Painting Blue Water.

If you have not joined one of Rachel‘s Book Tours, please do! They are always so much fun!

The cover of this book drew me in immediately. It is absolutely gorgeous! It looks so peaceful and the color of the blue is stunning.

This book is all about moving on and starting over while finding yourself in the process. It’s about finding love when you least expect it. Finding people who become family.

Katherine is a real estate agent in New York with her best friend Andi. She is married to a wealthy man and is doing very well for herself. One day, her husband tells her he has found someone else and is leaving. She should feel destroyed but finds the marriage didn’t mean as much to her as she thought. Her husband drinks a lot and the marriage has been a show for way too long.

After she finally allows herself to mourn the loss of her marriage, she goes to the Met and finds a painting that reminds her of a place she was truly happy at as a child in Colorado. She decides to give up everything to go back there.

She used to paint every day and wanted so much to become a painter. She was talented, but getting started was hard. She gave up her dreams and started the real estate company and got married. Now, free from these burdens, she begins to paint again after seeing the beautiful blue lake the town is named after.

She meets the owner and the chef of the inn she is staying in, Mr. Trust and Mr. Murray. They are the sweetest 2 men. I adored them so much. They were kind and caring and made her feel so at home.

She also makes friends with some of the others. My heart was so full with the friendships she achieved with her new friend, Ginger and her old friend, Andi. It is rare to find one best friend you can trust, much less 2. It was so heartwarming to read.

The romance was so sweet and tender after the marriage she had. It was so deserved to both of them after the pasts they had.

Her paintings take off and become very popular. I was a little upset that Will wasn’t coming to New York for her, but so glad it worked out. My heart is broken in the end over the loss of one of the dear characters, but the ending was so perfect.

It makes you see what is important. That we need to take time to slow down and not be so rushed. To develop relationships and tend to them. A wonderful book!!

Last Week’s Wrap Up

Hi! I am a little behind on this and working on the fly, but I wanted to check in. I have 6 books completed and 2 book tours since I chatted with you last.

I borrowed these 2 books from the Overdrive app. They were recommended to me and they did not disappoint. This book had so many feels and I feel like it is something every teenager or older person can relate to. Excellent story!!

This book I borrowed through my Prime Reading. The storyline was very interesting, although the ending was somewhat predictable and abrupt.

I received a copy of Splendor and Spark from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The first book was amazing and although this one wasn’t as exciting for me, it definitely picked up at the end. Is magic needed? There was also a whole forbidden love angle as well.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. It was very exciting to watch it all play out and the ending was very unexpected. I would love to read the next part of this story if there is one, because I have so many questions and was totally absorbed!

I borrowed this book from my Prime Reading! It was fabulous! Sweet love story, funny scenes throughout, a hilarious grandmother and even a pig. This made me happy and at the end of the book, if you post a review, you even get a free novella!!

Whew!! Maybe next week I will be better prepared! Have you read any of these? What are you reading? I would love to hear from you!!!!

Book Tour: No One Cancels Christmas

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I participated in the Book Tour for this book through Rachel @rararesources. If you are interested in Book Tours, she always has several to choose from. She is very easy to work with.

I enjoy all things Christmas, so I added several of these Christmas stories to help get me in the mood. This one did not disappoint!

Sarah runs a travel company with her aunt. Her parents left her when she was a small child at a Mountain Resort with her aunt and never returned. She has commitment issues and feels like she isn’t good enough. She is talking with her friend and coworker and she notices that the resort she loved, but associates with her most traumatic memory is getting horrible reviews. She sends a lot of her clients there for fun in the snow and Christmas memories. She is worried about what this will do for her company too. She decides to get in touch with the owner and see what is going on.

Will is running the Shooting Star Mountain Resort and he is literally in way over his head. His brother bought the resort with Will just helping to contribute money, but his brother just wants to have fun. Ed has no idea how to run the resort and it is going downhill fast. Will just needs somewhere to escape his past and something to keep him busy.

Sarah decides to take a trip there and straighten this all out and gets more that she bargained for…..

I liked that they were both a little damaged and could seek solace in each other. The atmosphere was fun. I am glad that she finally gets to talk with her father and get closure. What they find in each other is just what they needed.

Sarah has spent so much time pushing everyone away she doesn’t realize how many people care about her and that what she thought she knew about herself and her past was wrong. She is immature in the beginning, but has to grow up a lot by the end.

Thank you to Rachel, Zara and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book!

Last Week’s Wrap Up

Hi friends! This week I only have 2 for you because my other was for a book Tour. These 2 are definitely worth the read and Emily builds a world you want to read about.

I was lucky enough to receive This Cruel Design from Edelweiss and Simon Pulse in exchange for my honest review.

Of course I had to rush out and buy the first book so I knew what was going on.

These books were so exciting. I got so much more than I hoped. Even in the end, I have no idea who was really good or bad. It seemed everyone was a little of both. There were so many twists and turns. You never knew what was coming or who was who😂

How someone could get hurt that many times is beyond me?? They stayed hurt the whole time, but what they could do was so impressive. The romance I enjoyed and I hope Cole has the best intentions.

The main character is trying to do the right thing while battling the other part of her brain who also thinks she is doing the right thing. The right thing is not the same thing.

Overall, definitely worth the read!!

Until next time😍

Book Review: The Silver Queen

I received the ebook from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This was an exciting second book to this series. Cam and his group of Invicti found Emmy the Queen. Between the Weepers and all the blood drinking, it had a perfect creepy vibe for this time of year.

I am glad Julia got a little payback on Rufus and totally excited she found Lucas and they made up. I absolutely adore them together.

My only complain is that we don’t know much back story about the King and Queen and the way things were before. It makes it hard to follow at the end and especially hard to figure out what kind of people they are.

There is a major cliffhanger at the end that totally has me excited for the next book. I was absolutely shocked.

Thank you @JosieJaffrey for allowing me the opportunity to read your work. I have truly enjoyed it.

Please read this book if you have the chance! It is well worth the read😊